Authorities are offering more than $20,000 for help in nabbing a rape suspect in an attack at Forest Park attack.
The city is putting up $10,000, and the Police Department another $10,000 for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect, who was described by police as a clean-shaven white man with light brown hair between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 and age 30 to 40.
An additional $2,000 comes from Crime Stoppers, which will give the money to anyone providing information that results in an arrest and indictment, the NYPD said.
Police said the 69-year-old victim was grabbed by a man wielding a taser, pushed to the ground and raped along the bridle path in Forest Park Aug. 26.
CB 2 reported that the suspect hit the woman with the stun gun but did not fire, but a spokeswoman for the NYPD could not confirm that Monday morning.
The victim, an immigrant who does not speak English well, waited several days before reporting the rape, sources told CBS 2. The news channel also reported that the attack took place near Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Road.
Authorities are investigating whether the recent rape is connected to an incident earlier this year, police said.
In March, a 23-year-old jogger was grabbed from behind and zapped by a man with a stun gun, according to the NYPD.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.crimestoppers.com or text info to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
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